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The Spotlight: Like A Rolling Stone, The Music of Bob Dylan

Sound Opinions

Dylan is one of rock 'n' roll's most profound visionaries, and also its great contrarian. And on May 24, 2011 he turned 70.

Sound Opinions devotes an entire hour to the life and music of Bob Dylan. Veteran rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis have spent decades covering Dylan's massive and complicated body of work. And now they'll debunk the myths and debate the highs and lows of Dylan's most-well known and prolific period from unplugged to electric.

The Sound Opinions hosts are joined by Dylan scholar Clinton Heylin and legendary musician and Dylan collaborator Al Kooper to talk about his development from a Greenwich Village folkie to a plugged in rocker. You'll hear rare recordings and Kooper's first-hand accounts of the infamous 1965 concert at the Newport Folk Festival and the Nashville recording sessions for Blonde on Blonde.

Like A Rolling Stone - The Music of Bob Dylan is a perfect fit for news and music stations and is available for free. It is rich with tunes put in context by compelling stories and opinions, and underscores the significance of Bob Dylan as the "voice of a generation" confronts a new one.

This program originally aired on Saturday, September 22nd.

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